“Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti (portrayed by Geoffrey Rush), the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord (Armie Hammer), and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It’ll just take a couple of days in his studio.
Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realizes his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius.
The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist’s chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.”
The film is based on the book “A Giacometti Portrait” by James Lord. And besides Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer, the cast also includes Sylvie Testud, Clémence Poésy, and Tony Shalhoub.
Thanks to the auction house Christies here’s a look at the original portrait:
And a video about the painting:
Alberto Giacometti’s Portrait of James Lord
Giacometti’s portrait flashes with intensity and vitality, the summation of his painting
The film has yet to get an official release date.
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